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Israel enhanced today its nationwide multi-layered missile defense system with the delivery of the first batch of Arrow 3 interceptors to be inducted to the Arrow Weapon System (AWS) made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI/MLM). The induction of Arrow-3 interceptor enables the AWS to intercept ballistic faster missiles, at longer range, and higher altitude (exo-atmospheric) with more precise ballistic engagements.
Israel's David's Sling Weapon System (DSWS) air- and missile-defense system has completed a major test series this week, demonstrating a successful intercept of a target representing a ballistic missile threat.
Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) decided to cancel the planned procurement of six Bell/Boeing V-22 tilt rotor aircraft. Available funding will be allocated to the procurement of a second batch of F-35s fifth generation stealth fighters. The cancellation represented another abrupt change in Israel's procurement plans, after the IMOD withdrew an international tended for four Offshore Patrol Boats weeks after distributing the $500 million tender to international shipbuilders.
Amidst operation ‘Protective Edge’, and under barrages of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel is deploying the 8th Iron Dome battery, a step that will extend the nation’s defense against those rockets.
The Israeli C-MUSIC laser-based Directional InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) system has recently passed a major milestone, following the completion of a qualification test series, an...
Warsaw is backtracking on its decision to withdraw 32 Sukhoi Su-22 strike fighters from service by 2015, and replace them with armed unmanned aerial...
Israel Ministry of Defense is slashing its planned procurement of Namer Infantry Fighting Vehicle by more than half; Under the next multi-year plan, currently...
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a successful flight of the Arrow-3 interceptor missile this morning....
Israel's Ministry of Defense announced it carried out a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 missile interceptor. The missile flew for more than six minutes, testing Arrow 3's fly-out capabilities. The test plan did not include an actual intercept therefore, no target was used.
In July 2012 Israel has ordered 30 M346 jet trainers from the Italian company Aermacchi. At the time the procurement cost mentioned was $850 million, reflecting a flyaway cost of $28 million for 30 aircraft. The aircraft full life cycle cost is expected to almost triple this amount.
The Israel Ministry of Defense has placed a second order for a number Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The $90 million contract covers an unspecified number of drones delivered over three years, plus eight years support.
The Defense Research and Development Division of the Ministry of Defense successfully completed trials testing the upgraded operational capability of the 'Iron Dome' system. In the past few days, the Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO)has been carrying out a series of previously scheduled trials.
The financial reports published in the recent week by Israel’s top three defense companies reflect a mixed image of the defense business arena in Israel and abroad. The combined sales of IAI, Elbit Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to the defense market were $7.296 Billion, representing 6% growth over the combined sales of $6,871 in 2010.
The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency completed a successful test of the key elements of the joint U.S.-Israel IAI Arrow Weapon System (AWS) today. The test involved the latest generation ATBM radar - known as Super Green pine.
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